October, 2021

Seven Product Backlog Mistakes to Avoid

Roman Pichler

[link]. The Product Backlog is Too Big. A few years ago, I was asked to help a healthcare company with their agile transition and its impact on product management.

Agile vs. Roadmaps — Ending the Battle [+Webinar]

280 Group

Sign up for our October 15th webinar, Unlocking a More Strategic Product Roadmap using Agile , to learn more in-depth about taking your product roadmap to the next level using Agile. The Product Roadmap.

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Effective Meetings vs. Pointless Meetings

Henry Shapiro

In the early days of a company’s growth, things are a lot simpler. You can rely more on "serendipity as a service" to keep projects and initiatives organized, and everyone has a decent idea of what people are prioritizing from week to week

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Getting Over FOMO, the Fear of Missing Out

Nir Eyal

FOMO, the "fear of missing out,” refers to the feeling of “anxiety that an exciting or interesting event may currently be happening elsewhere.”

The Practical Guide to Using a Semantic Layer for Data & Analytics

Read about real-life examples and see quantifiable results by leveraging a semantic layer to unlock data for AI & BI at scale.

Representing Customer Segments on Your Opportunity Solution Tree (Teresa’s Take)

Product Talk

There is no single right way to do continuous discovery. I can’t emphasize this enough. Recently, Hope Gurion walked through three scenarios where she argued teams might benefit from including customer segments on their opportunity solution trees.

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3 Product Marketing Myths to Dispel

Proficientz

Product Marketing may be one of the most misunderstood and undervalued functions as evidenced by the fact that so many B2B organizations still don’t have it.

Why You Need to Shift Your Team from “Agil-ish” to Agile [+Webinar]

280 Group

To learn more in-depth about how to adapt Agile values and become more effective at delighting your customers, join our upcoming webinar, How Teams and Leaders Can Unleash the Power of Agile , this Thursday at 10:00AM PT.

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Personal productivity: tools worth giving a try

Artem Loktionov

Exploring the tools that help to stay productive at work and maintain a healthy work-life balance

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“Digital Body Language” Is Everything: Interview with Erica Dhawan

Nir Eyal

The post “Digital Body Language” Is Everything: Interview with Erica Dhawan appeared first on Nir and Far. Introspection

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Building Product to Enhance Customer Support: The Key to Customer Retention in an E-commerce Business

Speaker: Bhavana Angadi, Senior Product Manager at Hopscotch (Demand & Growth) | Former Product Manager at Bigbasket

Join Bhavana Angadi, Senior Product Manager at Hopscotch, as she details the best way to increase customer retention.

Tools of the Trade: A Look at Optimal Workshop’s Discovery Tech Stack

Product Talk

Continuous discovery is about changing your behavior. That’s why Teresa named her book Continuous Discovery Habits. You don’t just think your way into continuous discovery. Sure, it’s important to understand the underlying concepts.

SUNDAY REWIND: 6 Things a Product Manager Is Not

Mind the Product

Very often we talk about what a product manager should do, what they need to learn, and how they fit into their organisation, but we like this 2015 post from Simba Sagwete detailing six key things a product manager should NOT do.

The Biggest Reason You Need a Product Manager Farm Team

Proficientz

If you’re in a leadership role, here’s the biggest reason you need a product manager farm team. It comes down to whether you want your product management function to lead or be forever relegated to taking orders from customer-facing disciplines like sales and customer success.

Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Laura Bednasz, Vice President, Product Management at Xylem

280 Group

For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series, I interviewed Laura Bednasz, Vice President, Product Management at Xylem. View the full list of this blog interview series to learn the stories of more women product leaders. How did you get into product management?

Better Learning, Better Results: A Guide for Product and Project Leaders

Continuous improvement is the differentiator that can drive your team to the next level. Download our 4-step guide to collaborative learning and position your team for success.

What does API Monitoring Mean for API Product Managers and Growth Teams

Derric Gilling

What API metrics are important to monitor for product managers and growth teams

Good News! Your Willpower Isn’t Limited–Don’t Believe the “Ego Depletion” Theory

Nir Eyal

The post Good News! Your Willpower Isn’t Limited–Don’t Believe the “Ego Depletion” Theory appeared first on Nir and Far. Self Discipline

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Learn How Pilot Flying J Uses Apptentive Mobile Surveys and Fan Signals™

Apptentive

The Pilot Flying J product team set a goal to build more features that aligned with what was most important to their loyal customers.

Outcome-driven product teams – Becky Flint on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

We talked with Becky Flint, CEO at Dragonboat to discuss how you can take the next step into becoming an outcome-driven product organisation. [.] Read more » The post Outcome-driven product teams – Becky Flint on The Product Experience appeared first on Mind the Product.

Migrating Oracle to PostgreSQL

Considering migrating away from Oracle? Learn why PostgreSQL is the right move.

B2B Product Manager October 2021

Proficientz

B2B Product Manager October 2021. We continue the theme of preparing those coming from technical roles into product management. The goal is to help them succeed right out of the gate with stronger market and customer domain expertise.

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3 Common Mistakes When Starting Product Prioritization

The Product Coalition

Whilst it can be great to have 100’s of ideas a day it can be overwhelming when you realize it’s simply not possible to accomplish them all simultaneously. The same can be said for handling product backlog , feature requests and anything else you need to put together a great product.

The Key Metrics That Fintech Product Managers Can’t Live Without

Countly

Choice Architecture: Your Decisions Aren’t Entirely Yours (Interview with Eric Johnson)

Nir Eyal

The post Choice Architecture: Your Decisions Aren’t Entirely Yours (Interview with Eric Johnson) appeared first on Nir and Far. Decision Making

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The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Strong and Effective Value Proposition

Speaker: Robin Zaragoza, Product Coach and CEO of The Product Refinery

Join Robin Zaragoza, product coach and CEO of The Product Refinery, as she shares tips on how to create a powerful Value Proposition that keeps your customer at the heart of your product development process.

So, You’ve Collected Customer Feedback – Now What?

Apptentive

What exactly are you supposed to do after you collect mobile customer feedback? And how do you use that data to inform business decisions? In this webinar , we took a deep dive into best practices and nuances of closed-loop mobile feedback.

Advice from product leaders: Five ways product and design can collaborate effectively

Mind the Product

Here are five ways product and design can forge a strong partnership, as told by members of the product management and design team at Def Method. [.] Read more » The post Advice from product leaders: Five ways product and design can collaborate effectively appeared first on Mind the Product.

Product Demo Discovery – Nail It With This Agenda

Proficientz

If you want to nail the product demo discovery meeting, it’s all in how you set up the agenda beforehand. Demo Discovery vs. Sales Discovery.

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Great Product Managers Need to Say “No”. Alot. This is How They Do It

The Product Coalition

“Say no, more than you say yes.” ” Continue reading on Product Coalition ». product-management stakeholder-management

Data & Analytics Maturity Model Workshop Series

Speaker: Dave Mariani, Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer, AtScale; Bob Kelly, Director of Education and Enablement, AtScale

Check out this new instructor-led training workshop series to help advance your organization's data & analytics maturity. It includes on-demand video modules and a free assessment tool for prescriptive guidance on how to further improve your capabilities.

Is your company ready to innovate at scale?

Strategyzer

Every organization needs to reinvent itself to survive over the long term. Some are in a stronger position to do this than others. There are three areas you need to consider if you want to quickly assess your company. They are leadership support, organizational design and innovation practice.

The New Norms of Business: Interview with Nathalie Nahai

Nir Eyal

The post The New Norms of Business: Interview with Nathalie Nahai appeared first on Nir and Far. Consumer Psychology

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Four Key Product Management Lessons from a Product Manager at Mailchimp

Apptentive

Whether you’re new to the product management field or a seasoned professional, it’s always valuable to learn from your peers’ lived experiences.